Shotokan

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  1. Shotokan

    Shotokan turns it around

    Week one day two: Today was a good training day. Karate class went well but it was a tough one and I was able to get in my 15 katas. I also got in some late night pot luck training with some band work and a little kettlebell fun. Shotokan Kata - 30 / 400 Iaido Kata - 5 / 120 Core work - 1 / 20 Other - 1 / open Blog posts - 0 / 4
  2. Shotokan

    Shotokan turns it around

    It's called Kashima Shinto-ryu. I don't know a lot about the history but I read that it was founded by Tsukahara Bokuden.
  3. Shotokan

    Shotokan turns it around

    Week one Day one: And it begins. Today's workout went really well even though I had a tough day at work. All 15 katas felt good and I didn't notice any slowdown or power dropping on any of them. Five Iaido katas followed along with my core workout. Today is day 23 in a row of working out and doing katas each day. I am trying to get my body to see these workouts as a normal daily activity and so far so good. Oddly, I dropped about five pounds since I started. I haven't tried to drop the weight but it seems to be hovering at 196-197 lbs even though my legs and hips are growing. Shotokan Kata - 15 / 400 Iaido Kata - 5 / 120 Core work - 1 / 20 Other - 0 / open Blog posts - 0 / 4
  4. Shotokan

    Shotokan turns it around

    Week zero day seven: 15 more katas, one Iaido kata and the core workout ends the week. I'm a little bit behind on the Iaido katas but I guess the challenge really hasn't started yet.
  5. Shotokan

    Shotokan turns it around

    Week zero day six: 15 more katas, the core workout and 12 Iaido katas. It was an active with many steps and a few hours waxing a car.
  6. Shotokan

    Shotokan turns it around

    Week zero day four: 15 katas again, the core workout and one iaido Kata. Felt pretty good but not a hard workout either. Week zero day five: 15 more katas and one iaido kata. Long day at work really tired me out but I had to get in my workout and I did.
  7. Shotokan

    Shotokan turns it around

    Week zero day three: Today's workout was 15 Shotokan katas, one Iaido kata and my core workout.
  8. Shotokan

    Shotokan turns it around

    Week zero day two: Today's workout was Karate class and I ended up getting in 12 katas. Lots of kicks and other stuff but I was really relaxed for a change. Normally, I am tight and stiff but today everything was smooth and flowing pretty well.
  9. Shotokan

    Shotokan turns it around

    I could come up with some good excuses for not ending the last challenge as planned but I cannot get that time back so it's time focus on the present and not the past. Kata - 100 Shotokan katas per week and 30 Iaido katas per week With only three months left until the tournament, the kata focus needs to be serious and at the top of the list. Core work - 5 times per week My Karate has improved with the core work I have been doing over the last two weeks and I need to keep it up. I consider core more than only abs so glutes, torso and legs are part of what I call core. Other - as much or as little as I can do after the top two goals DDP, weights, band work or flexibility training will fit in here if I have the energy. Blog posts - One a week I have been very far behind on my blog posts and setting the bar low on this might help raise it higher. Shotokan Kata - 0 / 400 Iaido Kata - 0 / 120 Core work - 0 / 20 Other - 0 / open Blog posts - 0 / 4